The Ionian Islands

Ionian Islands

The Ionian Islands are a group of Greek islands West of Greece, just a few kilometers away from the mainland. The seven main ones of them are called: Corfu, Paxi, Lefkada, Ithaca, Kafallonia, Zakynthos, and Kythira, with the latter one being the only one of them not located to the West of Greece, but to the South - so it must be noted that the Ionian Islands do form a geographic unit, but that Kythira, although it is called an Ionian Island, does not belong to that unit.

Together, the islands cover an area of 2.3 thousand square kilometers, and the population is 220 thousand, with Kefallonia being the biggest, and Corfu the second-biggest of them.

Excluding Kythira, the islands form a so-called periphery (province). Corfu is actually closer to the country of Albania than to the Greek mainland. Albania is in fact so close to it that it is comfortably visible from the island.

The Ionian Islands have a significant fishing industry, but today clearly their major economic sector is tourism. Indeed, they can easily be considered Greece's main touristic leg to stand on. When people talk about a romantic holiday in Greece by the sea, what first comes to mind are usually the Ionian Islands, with their ragged shapes and picturesque hills and mountains overlooking the blue sea.

The Ionian Islands have something for every taste: Corfu for example is very popular with Brits. And it has turned into a "wild" party island that doesn't have to hide behind Ibiza or Majorca. History lovers though may prefer Ithaca where the legendary Odysseus used to live.

Corfu City, naturally located on the island of the same name, is the region's official capital. Its population is only 40 thousand, but it is nevertheless such a vibrant Mediterranean town that in a way it seems like a mini metropolis. Its old town is spectacular, and of course, it is located right on the coast. Visitors are dazzled by that amazing labyrinth of little streets that carries millennia of history on its shoulders.



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Ionian Islands, Greece

Property type: villa

Added on: 2009/09/10

Villa For Sale, Corfu-Greece - Ionian Islands, Greece

Beautiful designed stone villa at Kentroma for sale.
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Category: residential
 
Type: villa (for sale)
Price: € 1 200 000
Size: 150 m²
Location: Ionian Islands, Greece
Property type: villa

Added on: 2009/09/10

See Front Villa For Sale - Corfu,Agni - Ionian Islands, Greece

Four bedroom villa with pool and sea views at 3 minutes’ walk from the beautiful bay of Agni on the N.E. Coast of Corfu.  [ read more » ]

Category: residential
 
Type: villa (for rent or sale)
Price: € 2 650 000
Size: 275 m²
Location: Ionian Islands, Greece
Property type: house

Added on: 2009/09/10

Viglatsouri House For Sale Corfu - Ionian Islands, Greece

A charming two-storey house with pool at Northeast coast  [ read more » ]

Category: residential
 
Type: house (for sale)
Price: € 335 000
Size: 106 m²
Location: Ionian Islands, Greece
Property type: house

Added on: 2009/09/10

Agios Ioannis house for sale - Ionian Islands, Greece

Charming house near the lake of Agios Ioannis  [ read more » ]

Category: residential
 
Type: house (for sale)
Price: € 195 000
Size: 86 m²
Location: Ionian Islands, Greece
Property type: villa

Added on: 2009/08/09

Sea front villa for sale - Corfu - Ionian Islands, Greece

This detached 5 bedroom villa in one of the most exclusive areas of Corfu, the prestigious Greek Island, has an enviable location with superb sea views and access to an amazing private beach.
Private steps down to a beautiful sandy, private beach which is gently sloping and has crystal clear turquoise seas. [ read more » ]

Category: residential
 
Type: villa (for sale)
Price: € 2 500 000
Size: 300 m²
Location: Ionian Islands, Greece
Property type: house

Added on: 2009/07/22

Acharavi House For Sale Corfu - Ionian Islands, Greece

Charming traditional stone cottage of 52m2 above Acharavi on the North coast. Recently renovated. Consisting: 2 bedrooms, bathroom, fully fitted kitchen /dining room, stone paved patio, private well, workshop, and small garden with storeroom to the rear. Wonderful sea and countryside views. 5 minutes from the beach. Asking Price: 75.000 Euros.
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Category: residential
 
Type: house (for sale)
Price: € 75 000
Size: 52 m²
Location: Ionian Islands, Greece
Property type: house

Added on: 2009/07/22

Perithia House For Sale Corfu - Ionian Islands, Greece

Old stone house in terrace of three in (Pelekito) tiny hamlet near the sea – North East coast. 80m2 consisting: spacious open plan kitchen living room, separate bathroom, two bedrooms. Traditional features. Very peaceful countryside location. Short walk to Spiridon bay and Perithia Village. In need of some re-design and modernization. Water and Electricity connected. Asking price: 55.000
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Category: residential
 
Type: house (for sale)
Price: € 55 000
Size: 76.4 m²
Location: Ionian Islands, Greece
Property type: villa

Added on: 2009/07/22

Kalami/Kaloura House For Sale Corfu - Ionian Islands, Greece

Newly constructed modern property above Kalami/Kaloura and Agni on the North East Coast. Approximately 150m2 set among 800m2 0f private grounds Suitable for swimming pool (License in place) Sensational sea and mountain views– BBQ sun terrace. Peaceful no through fare road. Asking Price: 395.000 Euros
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Category: residential
 
Type: villa (for sale)
Price: € 395 000
Size: 146,5 m²
Location: Ionian Islands, Greece
Property type: house

Added on: 2009/07/22

Acharavi House For Sale Corfu - Ionian Islands, Greece

Recently constructed Two story modern property of approximately 100m2, set in 300 metres of private grounds located 100 metres from the sandy beach of Acharavi, 3 bedrooms, master bathroom, guest lavatory with shower, spacious open-plan lounge/diner with open fireplace, fully fitted kitchen, air-conditioning, double glazed windows and doors throughout, fitted wardrobes, private off-street parking for 2 cars, BBQ terrace area, upper balconies, sea view, large private garden, very quiet location, 5 minutes from all local amenities. Asking Price 195.000 Euros
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Category: residential
 
Type: house (for sale)
Price: € 195 000
Size: 99.7 m²
Location: Ionian Islands, Greece
Property type: house

Added on: 2009/07/22

Arillas House For Sale Corfu - Ionian Islands, Greece

Charming detached 86m2 one storey cottage on West coast, with permission to extend. 800 metres from Arillas beach. Amenities near-by. 200m2 of beautiful mature gardens. Fabulous sea views. Two bedrooms, large kitchen / living room, open fireplace, lounge, Air con & C H, covered veranda’s. Additional 700m2 of building land included. Asking Price: 140,000 Euros.
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Category: residential
 
Type: house (for sale)
Price: € 140 000
Size: 86.3 m²
Location: Ionian Islands, Greece
Property type: house

Added on: 2009/07/22

Kassiopi House For Sale Corfu - Ionian Islands, Greece

Detached cottage in Kassiopi. Approximately 75m2. Two bedrooms. Kitchen. Large bathroom. Reception / lounge area. Additional outdoor storage room suitable for conversion. Front garden with patio area. Five minute walk to the village and local beaches. Peaceful residential area. Highly sought after location. Asking price 85.000 Euros
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Category: residential
 
Type: house (for sale)
Price: € 85 000
Size: 73,2 m²
Location: Ionian Islands, Greece
Property type: apartment

Added on: 2009/07/22

Ipsos Apartments For Sale Corfu - Ionian Islands, Greece

4 furnished apartments in Pirgi / Ipsos - North East coast. Approximately 60m2. Each consisting of two bedrooms, kitchen/diner/lounge, bathroom. Individual balconies. Stunning panoramic coastal views Private access, private parking. Sufficient space for swimming pool installation. Apartments are available separately, or as multiple purchase at a reduced price of 450.000 Euros Asking Price per 60m2 Apartment – 120,000 Euros
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Category: residential
 
Type: apartment (for sale)
Price: € 120 000
Size: 60.2 m²
Location: Ionian Islands, Greece
Property type: apartment

Added on: 2009/07/22

Kassiopi Apartment for sale Corfu - Ionian Islands, Greece

Two attractive apartments in quiet residential area in the centre of Kassiopi – North East Corfu 20m metres behind the beach. Furniture included. Asking price - 75,000 Euros & 65,000 Euros respectively. Apartment (A) 50sq metres Two bedrooms. Kitchen dining room. Shower room. Balcony. Apartment (B) 40 sq metres. Two bedrooms. Kitchen dining room. Shower room. Terrace garden.
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Category: residential
 
Type: apartment (for sale)
Price: € 65 000
Size: 50.2 m²
Location: Ionian Islands, Greece
Property type: apartment

Added on: 2009/07/22

Kassiopi Apartment Corfu - Ionian Islands, Greece

Compact ground level apartment opposite Kalamionas beach in Kassiopi – Approximately 30m2. Consisting of one double bedroom, shower room, and kitchen / living room opening to a small patio – ideal for outdoor dining during Corfu’s warm summer season. Ideal for first time buyer seeking property on the North East coast of Corfu. Highly Competitive Asking Price 55.000 Euros.
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Category: residential
 
Type: apartment (for sale)
Price: € 55 000
Size: 30.0 m²
Location: Ionian Islands, Greece

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